Vehicles, debris contracts on agenda Tuesday

The Biloxi City Council, during its meeting Tuesday at 1:30 p.m., will be asked to approve the purchase of new vehicles for the Police and Parks and Receration departments, as well as extend debris-removal contracts through Feb. 28, when FEMA reimbursement is scheduled to expire.

Councilmembers, who face an agenda of 18 measures, will be asked to purchase three sedans and an SUV for the Police Department, and four one-ton pickup trucks and an SUV for the Parks & Recreation Department. In all, the vehicles will cost nearly $200,000.

The council is also being asked by Mayor A.J. Holloway to approve the extension of four debris-removal contracts, which also include the removal of abandoned vessels and vehicles. As of Oct. 30, the city’s debris-removal teams had hauled more than 2.8 million cubic yards of debris left in the wake of Hurricane Katrina. To see the breakdown, click here.

To see the overall agenda and available resolutions for Tuesday’s meeting, click here.